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  • Details released for CWD special hunt in deer permit area 346 January 15, 2019
    Hunters interested in another opportunity this winter to harvest deer can find details available online at mndnr.gov/cwd about a special hunt that takes place from Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27, and Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3, in deer permit area 346 in parts of Winona and Houston counties. The hunt, prompted […]
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  • Ohio Hunters Harvest more than 14,000 Deer With Muzzleloaders January 13, 2019
    COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 14,182 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 5-8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s muzzleloader season, 13,268 white-tailed deer were checked. Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter, as archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 3. The ODNR Division of […]
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  • Self-Service CWD Sampling Stations Deployed in North Alabama January 13, 2019
    The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has deployed six self-service Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling stations in north Alabama as part of its increased CWD sampling surveillance efforts in the state. The sample station freezers are in Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Franklin, Lauderdale, and Colbert counties, and are available to receive deer head […]
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  • GFP Proposes a Compromised Approach to Deer Drawing Structure January 12, 2019
    PIERRE, S.D. – Earlier today, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission unanimously passed a new deer license allocation proposal that would allow a hunter to apply for two of the six deer seasons in the first draw. These seasons include: East River/Special Buck, West River/Special Buck, Black Hills, Muzzleloader, Refuge and Custer […]
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  • DNR invites public to apply for new deer advisory committee January 8, 2019
    Minnesotans interested in being more actively involved in deer management can apply to serve on a Deer Advisory Committee that will help foster dialogue between the public and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “We’re following through on the commitment we made this past summer in our statewide deer management plan, which calls for us […]
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  • CWD Confirmed in White-tailed and Mule Deer in Texas Containment Zones January 5, 2019
    AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in three white-tailed deer in Medina, Dallam, and Hartley Counties, and in three mule deer in Hudspeth, Hartley, and El Paso Counties. TPWD emphasizes that the discoveries underscore the importance for aggressive detection, sampling and herd management to control the […]
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  • CWD discovery in Houston County prompts additional late-season deer hunts January 4, 2019
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering additional late-season deer hunts in southeastern Minnesota following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer taken in Houston County. Residents and nonresidents can participate in the hunts from Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 27, and Friday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 3, in […]
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  • Hunters harvest 12,080 deer during MO alternative-methods portion January 3, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 12,080 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 22 – Jan. 1. Of the total harvest, 3,081 were antlered bucks, 1,586 button bucks, and 7,413 does. Top harvest […]
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  • Arkansas youth modern gun deer hunt Jan. 5-6 January 1, 2019
    LITTLE ROCK — The second modern gun deer hunt for youth hunters will take place across Arkansas this Saturday and Sunday. Only hunters who are 6 to 15 years of age may pursue deer with modern guns on this last chance of the season. Incorrect dates for the hunt were listed in a previous press […]
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  • Deer CWD Sampling Jan. 4-6 in Hackleburg, Jan. 12-13 in Waterloo December 30, 2018
    The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is increasing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling surveillance efforts in northwest Alabama after deer in nearby Mississippi and Tennessee counties tested CWD-positive. CWD is a contagious and deadly neurological disorder that affects members of the deer family. To date, no deer in Alabama have tested positive for […]
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  • DEC Announces Hunters Report Taking More Deer in 2018 December 29, 2018
    New York State white-tailed deer hunters have been reporting more success in 2018 than last year through the end of the regular big game season, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. “New York’s hunters are having success this year, myself included, and all signs are pointing to sizable and healthy herd. I […]
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  • Maryland Firearms Season for Deer Reopens Jan. 4 December 27, 2018
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 4, 2019, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season […]
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  • Tennessee Added To South Carolina Carcass Import Restrictions December 25, 2018
    South Carolinians planning out-of-state trips to hunt big game this winter should be aware of restrictions on importing deer and elk parts into the Palmetto State. With big game seasons open in many other states, the S. C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) would like to remind hunters traveling out-of-state not to import into South […]
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  • Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in New Area of North Dakota December 25, 2018
    Three deer taken during the 2018 North Dakota deer gun season have been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. While two of the positive deer were taken in unit 3F2, an area of North Dakota known to have CWD, the […]
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  • Tennessee Makes Regulatory Changes in Regard to CWD Confirmation December 23, 2018
    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has made regulatory changes in response to the confirmation of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer in Fayette and Hardeman counties. The changes came at a special called meeting of the TFWC on Thursday (Dec. 20) at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency headquarters. The commission voted […]
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  • DNREC promotes opening of January deer hunting seasons December 22, 2018
    DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is promoting the January opening of additional Delaware deer hunting seasons, which extend opportunities for hunters to harvest deer during the 2018/19 hunting season. The following deer hunting seasons open in January: · Handgun Deer*: Jan. 5 – 12, except for Sunday, Jan. 6 · Shotgun Deer*: […]
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  • Kentucky Takes Action To Prevent Deadly Wildlife Disease December 22, 2018
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky took another step this week in its decade-long effort to keep chronic wasting disease from penetrating its border and infecting the state’s deer and elk herds. The move – to prohibit hunters from bringing any harvested deer, elk, moose or caribou (cervids) into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal cord have […]
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  • CWD-positive deer found in Scott County Arkansas December 22, 2018
    WALDRON – Chronic wasting disease has been found in Scott County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer harvested north of Waldron tested positive for the disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The buck, sampled through the AGFC’s network of partnering taxidermists, was confirmed as CWD-positive by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Madison today. […]
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  • Oklahoma Deer Hunters Can Get Bonus Gift December 21, 2018
    The 2018 holiday antlerless deer gun season will open in specific zones on Dec. 21 and run for 10 days through Dec. 30. This season allows a hunter to harvest a bonus antlerless deer, even if the hunter has harvested the maximum aggregate limit of six deer for all other current deer seasons. Last year, […]
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  • Statewide holiday Arkansas deer hunt Dec. 26-28 December 20, 2018
    LITTLE ROCK — Deer hunters using modern guns have one more chance to collect on their scouting time and tag a trophy. The statewide modern gun Holiday Deer Hunt is Dec. 26-28. The hunt is another testament to the strong status of deer in The Natural State. As Arkansas’s deer population has grown, this opportunity […]
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